Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Richard Stanley
Nov20

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley is an artist in every sense. We are fortunate to have a glimpse into his vision of a bizarre yet beautiful otherworld where he exists on a daily basis. Brilliant, abstract and child-like in wonderment, he offers a new perspective on reality.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Richard Anasky
Nov13

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Richard Anasky

Rarely will you encounter an artist who is so extraordinarily open and completely original. Richard Anasky is a producer, writer and director seemingly teleported from the 70’s, and he personifies independent film. With psychedelic colors, quirky humor, subliminal messages, and hippy soundtracks with overtones of doom, Anasky’s work is unmistakable.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Sean Donohue of Gatorblade Films
Oct30

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Sean Donohue of Gatorblade Films

Talking to Sean Donohue was refreshing. Not only is he fed up with film censorship for the purpose of distribution, he’s joining a growing trend of filmmakers doing something about it. He’s self-distributing. And now he is also distributing the horror films of others. One thing he will guarantee; he will never, ever distribute a PG-13 chopped-up abomination. Sean is a champion of the integrity of a film the way the director intends it to be seen, and he is raising his voice loud.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Michael S. Rodriguez
Oct23

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Michael S. Rodriguez

Pure unbridled passion and drive are the fire inside Michael S. Rodriguez. His personal inferno fuels this ambition. While many have tried to extinguish his dream, repeatedly he perseveres, and he does so on his own terms. This photographer turned filmmaker is taking control, and he’s got something to say.

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FRANK LALOGGIA Interview Part 1
Oct16

FRANK LALOGGIA Interview Part 1

As I wrote in my review after seeing the documentary, DE PALMA (2015), there is nothing like the undeniable, unbridled, unmitigated joy of sitting ‘at the feet’ of a true master who tells everything like it is, with no fucks left to give. No one to please, appease or be wary of, in the dysfunctional, codependent relationship between an artist trying to do his thing and the financiers who make it possible, conditionally speaking. I was...

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker James Bickert of Big World Pictures
Oct09

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker James Bickert of Big World Pictures

James Bickert is that brilliant powerhouse who inadvertently created his own brand of drive-in bikersploitation. And the look, feel and tone are unmistakable. With films like DEAR GOD NO! (2011) and FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS (2016) he’s captured the minds and hearts of independent film fans and critics alike.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker Marcus Koch of Oddtopsy FX
Sep25

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker Marcus Koch of Oddtopsy FX

Known for his graphic and disturbing horror films, ROT (1999), FELL (2010), 100 TEARS (2007), and AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: BLOODSHOCK (2015), plus close to 100 SFX credits in films that span about two decades, award-winning SFX artist, owner of Oddtopsy FX and director, Marcus Koch thrives on his continuous and rewarding work. Meticulous and painstakingly accurate with his prosthetics and appliances, Marcus Koch welcomes new challenges and is both an authority on SFX and master of his craft.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Stephen Biro of Unearthed Films
Sep18

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Stephen Biro of Unearthed Films

Kicking down boundaries and pushing us to our limits is all in a day’s work for maverick author, producer, director and businessman Stephen Biro. If you recognize titles like GINI PIGGU (1985), PHILOSOPHY OF A KNIFE (2008), AFTERMATH (1994), 1-ICHI (2003), RUBBER’S LOVER (1996), SLAUGHTERED VOMIT DOLLS (2006) or FRANKENHOOKER (1990), you can thank Stephen Biro and Unearthed Films for getting them to you. Stephen is also the powerhouse behind the now iconic AMERICAN GUINEA PIG films.

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Stephen Wozniak
Sep11

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Stephen Wozniak

Producer, director, writer and actor Stephen Wozniak of Inevitable Film Group is the very definition of duality when he steps into a role. He vacillates between light and darkness like a hypnotic ping pong ball to play each part convincingly and with conviction. And when it comes to horror, this chameleon-actor is as gritty as they come

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Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Conor Sweeney
Sep04

Digging Deep: With Filmmaker, Conor Sweeney

Actor, director and writer, Conor Sweeney, is twenty percent of the eighties-throwback powerhouse filmmaking team, Astron-6. His mad scientist-style, brilliant co-creators are Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

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